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An undated photo of an advert for a hoodie by H&M. Clothing giant H&M has apologized Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.’’ The brand removed the image, but kept in place other designs modeled by white children. (H&M via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — NBA star LeBron James, rapper Diddy and other artists have responded with outrage to an advertising image by retailer H&M showing a black child in a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle." The retailer has apologized and removed the image, but not before the ad...
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In this 2017 photo, legendary soprano Leontyne Price talks during an interview about the Metropolitan Opera's move to Lincoln Center in 1966, in New York. “The Opera House,” a documentary to be broadcast to theaters worldwide Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” series, includes an interview with soprano Price. (Roger Phenix/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Resplendent in a plaid turban, green cowl-neck muffler, pearl necklace and silver-ridged earrings, an icon of opera sits in a straight-back chair and reminisces about her career. Leontyne Price (who turned 90 after this interview was conducted) is astonishingly precise in her memory...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, from left, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci, Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning of The Killers arrive at the Vegas Strong Benefit concert at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. Eminem, The Killers, Muse, Future, Bassnectar and Sturgill Simpson lead the lineup for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this June in Tennessee. The festival announced on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, their lineup for the music festival in Manchester, June 7 -10. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)
January 09, 2018 - 8:05 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eminem, The Killers, Muse, Future, Bassnectar and Sturgill Simpson lead the lineup for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The festival announced its lineup on Tuesday for the music festival to be held June 7-10 in Manchester, about 65 miles southeast of Nashville...
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An undated photo of an advert for a hoodie by H&M. Clothing giant H&M has apologized Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.’’ The brand removed the image, but kept in place other designs modeled by white children. (H&M via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer The Weeknd said Monday that he will no longer work with H&M after the clothing company posted an ad of a black child in a sweatshirt with the words "Coolest monkey in the jungle" on the front. Many people criticized the image on social media, calling it racist. H&M...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2016, file photo, Loretta Lynn performs at the BBC Music Showcase at Stubb's during South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Lynn, 85, has a fractured hip after a fall at her home in Tennessee. A statement on her website posted Monday said “she is doing well and thanks all her fans for their thoughts and prayers.” (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2018 - 2:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music icon Loretta Lynn has a fractured hip after a fall at her home in Tennessee. A statement posted Monday on her website said "she is doing well and thanks all her fans for their thoughts and prayers." A publicist for Lynn didn't answer additional questions. The...
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January 08, 2018 - 2:06 pm
"The Immortalists" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Chloe Benjamin To describe Chloe Benjamin's second novel, "The Immortalists," as a story about the evolution of a family would be true, but wholly insignificant for the breadth and depth of this amazing work of fiction. The story begins on the Lower East...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Pink arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. NFL announced Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, that the pop star will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Big Game on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2018 - 12:25 pm
Pink is heading to the Super Bowl to sing the national anthem. The NFL announced Monday that the pop star will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the game on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Justin Timberlake is set to headline the halftime show. The Super Bowl will air live on...
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January 07, 2018 - 3:34 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A leather rocking chair from the Jungle Room at Elvis Presley's Graceland has sold at auction for $17,500. Graceland says in a news release the chair was among 271 items from third-party collectors offered at the auction held Saturday at The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis...
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FILE - In this March 20, 1965 file photo, Winner, 18-year-old French singer France Gall, singing for Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest, poses with her award with Serge Gainsbourg, left, and orchestra director Alain Gorauguer, right, in Naples. Gall, who collected hits and sold millions of albums over a four-decade career, has died. She was 70. Her agent Genevieve Salama told The Associated Press that the singer, with her signature blond bangs, died of cancer in the Paris region on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. French President Emmanuel Macron wrote in a tweet that Gall “lasted through time thanks to her sincerity and generosity”, leaving “songs known to all French.” (AP Photo/Guilio Broglio, File)
January 07, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — French pop singer France Gall, who shot to fame in the 1960s by winning the Eurovision Song Contest then produced hits and sold millions of albums over a four-decade career, died Sunday. She was 70. Her agent Genevieve Salama told The Associated Press that the singer, with her...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden, in New York. Sheeran’s album “Divide” was the most popular album of 2017, helping the music industry enjoy a growth spurt during the year, according to Nielsen Music. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Sheeran's album "Divide" was the most popular album of 2017, helping the music industry enjoy a growth spurt during the year, according to Nielsen Music. Sheeran's blockbuster album sold 2.764 million equivalent album units, which takes into account traditional album sales,...
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